January 16, 2021

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Automate with Phone Charger or Ambient Light – Home Automation Challenge Part 2

Ready for a home automation challenge? In this follow-up, I’ll solve challenges submitted by some of you. First, let’s make unplugging my phone a trigger for morning automations. Then we’ll figure out how to have the lights automatically turn on during the daytime, if it’s cloudy outside. Challenge accepted!

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Inovelli 4 in 1 sensor (with ambient light):
Philips Hue sensor:

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Home Automation Challenge part 1:
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Motion Activated Light Strips:


0:00 Intro
0:36 Phone charger triggers automation
2:16 Alerts when phone is done charging
3:26 Ambient light – IFTTT
4:25 Ambient light – Echo Flex motion sensor
5:26 Ambient light – 4 in 1 sensor
6:47 I’ve made a huge mistake

Song titled Crux by Nihilore
Song titled The End by EVA

Disclaimer: Smart Home Solver was sent the Inovelli 4 in 1 sensor for an unbiased review. Our opinions are 100% our own and not influenced. We have never been paid for any reviews.

By: Smart Home Solver
Title: Automate with Phone Charger or Ambient Light – Home Automation Challenge Part 2
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